ERIC Number: EJ727310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Dropout-Prevention Programs: Right Intent, Wrong Focus, and Some Suggestions on Where to Go from Here
Montecel, Maria Robledo; Cortez, Josie D.; Cortez, Albert
Education and Urban Society, v36 n2 p169-188 2004
The factors that contribute to student dropouts have been the focus of extensive deliberation during the last decade. Despite expanded attention, the number of dropouts remains unacceptably high. Drawing on the authors' 17-year history of dropout research in Texas, Arizona, and across the country, this article describes the alarming dropout rates, especially among Hispanic students; assesses efforts that have been undertaken to address the dropout issue, including proven dropout prevention programs; and provides a new paradigm for preventing dropouts.
Descriptors: Dropout Research, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Hispanic American Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Texas